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Henry County and Surrounding Area Obituaries



George F. Wyatt

George Wyatt, 92, Paris, died Tuesday, March 12 at Plumley Rehab Center. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 14, with burial at Rose Lawn Mausoleum.

He married Mary Lavenia Barnett Wyatt and she preceded him in death in 2011. Survivors include his daughter, Carol Ridgeway, Paris; son Dick Wyatt, Brentwood; two brothers, Paul of Memphis and Ed of Paris; and numerous grand and great-grandchildren.

He was a WWII Army veteran and longtime Boy Scout leader. He was inducted into the Order of the Arrow. He was retired from South Central Bell after 36 years and was a member of the Telephone Pioneers and CWA Union. He was a deacon at First Baptist Church.


William Lee "Bill" Cooley

Funeral service 2:00PM Thursday at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Mike Waddy of Cottage Grove Baptist Church officiating, burial will follow at Walker Cemetery.

Named as pallbearers are Joshua Lane, David Puckett, Chris Cooley, Frank Cervantes, Amillio Cervantes and Josh Hancock. Honorary pallbearers will be Hiram Cooley, Ricky White and Johnny White.

He was born in Wardell, Missouri to the late Hiram Britton Cooley and Ora Wyona Williams Cooley. On December 13, 2004 he married Peggy Sue White Cooley, she survives in Cottage Grove, TN.

Survived by step-daughters: Angela Lane, Cottage Grove, Ashley (David) Puckett, Dresden; sisters: Bonnie (James) Hunsucker, Cottage Grove, Mary Louise (Charles) Pickle, Paris, Brenda Kay (William) Fennell, Wardell, MO; brother: Hiram Lindel (Gayle) Cooley, Pawleys Island, SC; brothers-in-law: Ricky (Laurie) White, Athens, AL, Johnny (Frances) White, Dresden; five grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and a uncle.

Preceded by a sister: Connie Sue Cooley and a brother: Bobby Fulton Cooley.

Bill loved his family, friends, fishing, especially his grandchildren and he was a NASCAR fan.

Memorial may be made to the: American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.

Robert Hurst

Robert Hurst, 67, Cottage Grove, died March 7 at Plumley Rehabilitation Ceneter. Memorial Services will be held noon Saturday, March 16 at Ridgeway Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, JoAnne Hurst.

Lennie Huffman

Mrs. Lennie Huffman, 92, of Henry died Sunday, March 3, 2013, at Regional Hospital of Jackson.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Rawls Funeral Home Chapel. Internment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Friday from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

James Grooms

James Grooms, 66, Cottage Grove, died Thursday, Feb. 28 at his residence. Memorial service at 10 a.m. Friday at McEvoy Funeral Home.

Survivors include a son, Kerry, Wisc.; sister Carolyn Yarbrough, Phoenix; half-sisters Ruby Evans and Cindy Robbins of Paris; two brothers, Billy Grooms, Paris; Tommy Grooms, Mich.; and half-brother, Eddie Robbins of Paris.


Sandra Savage

Sandra Savage, 55, Paris, died March 2 at her home. No services are planned at this time. McEvoy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Fred Savage, Paris; two daughters, Mildred Crabtree and Dawn Lindley, both of Paris; step-daughters Miranda Savage, Murray; and Katherine Gilmer, Gleason; two sons, Ed Lindley, Mo.; Peter Lindley, Paris; step-sons, Fred Savage Jr. and Matthew Savage, both of Henry; a sister, Mary Kay Watson, Henry; and brother, Charles Allen, Mo.


Gary and Frankie Braddy

Gary and Frankie Braddy were killed in a fire February 28. Joint memorial services will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Ridgeway Funeral Home, followed with cremation.

They both attended Shady Grove Baptist Church and Jesus Saves Baptist Church. He worked at Emerson's Electric for many years and was a self-employed painter. She worked at Salant and Salant for many years.

They are survived by three daughters, Melissa Caho, Springville; and Amanda McCabe and Nicole O'Connor, both of Buchanan;  a son, Wayne, Paris.

Mr. Braddy also is survived by a brother, Jerry of Florida.

Mrs. Braddy is also survived by two sisters, Linda Brown, Puryear; and Vickie Watson, Buchanan; and a brother, Jeffrey Wallace of Paris.

Philip Polizzi

Philip Polizzi of Big Sandy, TN passed away on Saturday at the Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. His funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at McEvoy Funeral Home, 10:00 A.M. with burial and a graveside service to follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Kennett, MO. His visitation is scheduled from 5:00 until 8:00 P.M. on Monday and after 9:00 A.M. on Tuesday at McEvoy.

Daniel Scott

Funeral service 2:00PM Tuesday at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Paul Merwin officiating, burial will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

Named as pallbearers are Frankie Scott, Steven Scott, Jason Wade, Johnny Scott, Steve Crawford and Brian Scott.

Visitation 4:00 - 8:00PM Monday and after 11:00AM Tuesday.

Survived by his mother: Lou Frances Ellis Scott, Paris; sons: Frankie (fiance' Amanda Rogers) Scott, Paris, Steven Scott, Yuma, AZ; sister: Judy (John) Wade, Paris, grandchildren: Nathan Daniel Scott, Puryear, Alexis and Aidan Scott, Yuma, Arizona; niece: LuAnn (Robert) Word and nephew: Jason Wade.

Preceded by his father: Elihu Scott.

Daniel was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. He had retired from Sav-A-Lot, was a St. Louis Cardinal Fan and enjoyed hunting and fishing.


Ruth Josephine Ellefson

Funeral service 10:00AM Tuesday at Paris First United Pentecostal Church with Rev. Steven Hoots, Pastor of Paris First United Pentecostal Church officiating, burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery.

Named as pallbearers are Tim Strom, Josh Strom, Brian Thompson, Scott Clifton, Shawn Vickers, Danny Hargrove.

Visitation 4:00 - 8:00PM Monday at Paris First United Pentecostal Church.

She was born in Jasper County, IN to the late Ernest and Lula Nelson Sweeney. On April 26, 1947 she married Louis W. Ellefson, he preceded July 7, 1991.

Survived by daughters: Bonnie Carson, Paris, Darlene (Timothy) Strom Portage,IN; step-daughter: Velda (Lyle) Wheatley, Manistique, MI; step-son: Thomas (Connie) Ellefson, Chesterton, IN; four grandchildren, several step-grandchildren, five great grandchildren, several step-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Preceded by sisters: Leta Jones, Margaret Hill, Sylvia Schlitzer and Mary Schlitzer; six brothers: John, Walter, George, Leonard, Charlie and Frank Sweeney.

Mrs. Ellefson was a member of Paris First United Pentecostal Church and she was a homemaker.

Memorials may be made to: Paris First United pentecostal Church, 2512 West Wood Street, Paris, TN 38242.





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